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Turkey – VAT on digital services and new proposal for 7,5% Digital Services Tax


On the 1 January 2018, the VAT rules for sales of electronic services to non-VAT registered individuals by electronic service providers who do not have a residence, business place, legal business centre and business centre in Turkey have changed. Non-resident electronic service providers have to declare and pay VAT which is charged on electronic services to non-VAT registered individuals. This change is only applicable to B2C transactions and irrelevant for B2B sales, where a reverse charge mechanism is still applicable. For cross border supplies of electronic services there is no registration threshold and therefore registration obligation arises as of the first revenue.

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Polish Webinar – POLAND: Revolutionary changes as from 2020 in Poland – don’t forget to register 9 October 2019


Following changes in the EU VAT, reporting and compliance, we are pleased to invite you for a webinar during which we will outline upcoming changes in Polish VAT that may affect your business.

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Webcast: Poland – Revolutionary future


There’s an important change in VAT which you should know about if you generate revenues in Poland: from 1 April 2020 a new, uniform control file called JPK_VAT will replace the currently existing form. This is a crucial step in the Polish Ministry of Finance’s plan to abolish the VAT declaration requirement in 2020. In a nutshell, the new file could mean that VAT returns are no longer needed. Continue reading


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Mexico – New proposed VAT laws for 2020


The Executive Branch of Mexico’s federal government filed last September 8th, the 2020 Budget to the Congress. Among the relevant changes included in the Budget 2020 are those related to the Value Added Tax Law (VATL).

As of April 2020 (if approved) nonresident entities that provide digital services would be subject to 16% VAT rate if the recipient is located within Mexico, and the service is provided through applications or digital content, over the internet, and the process is primarily automatized. Such VAT will be determined upon the payment of the service rendered. Continue reading


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Czech Republik – Introduction of general reverse charge as from 2020 probable


The Czech Republic has applied for the introduction of a generalised reverse charge system, which will apply to all supplies of goods and services in the Czech Republic worth over 17,500 euros (approx. 450,000 CZK). In such cases, the obligation to declare VAT will automatically be shifted from the supplier to the customer. The possibility of introducing this measure in local legislation is subject to compliance with the entry criteria stated in the Council Directive and to the final approval of the EU Council. If the Czech application is approved, the MoF estimates that changes to the Czech VAT Act will be effective starting from 1 July 2020 and lasting until June 2022. Continue reading


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RUSSIA: VAT recovery for export of services is possible as from July 1


The State Duma approved amendments to the Russian Tax Code (RTC) introducing the right for input VAT recovery in relation of export of many types of services. This is generally in line with the VAT principles in many other countries. Continue reading


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AXPO: Senior Manager International VAT 100% f/m


The Axpo Group produces, trades and distributes energy reliably in Switzerland and in over 30 countries throughout Europe. Around 4500 employees combine the expertise from 100 years of climate-friendly power production with innovative strength for a sustainable energy future. Axpo is an international leader in energy trading and in the development of tailor-made energy solutions for its customers. Continue reading